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Das Wunder der Heliane / Deutsche Oper Berlin

Rarely performed Korngold’s opera Das Wunder der Heliane staged by Christof Loy at Deutsche Oper Berlin 2018 and conducted by Marc Albrecht.

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'THE MIRACLE OF HELIANE'
Opera in three acts, Op. 20 (1927)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold regarded Das Wunder der Heliane as his greatest work, but the opera has been neglected since its premiere in 1927.

This 2018 production from the Deutsche Oper Berlin features the American soprano Sara Jakubiak as Heliane, and the American tenor Brian Jagde as The Stranger in the award-winning director Christof Loy’s acclaimed staging. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin deliver the large forces required for this hyper-Romantic opera, under the baton of Dutch National Opera’s chief conductor and Austro-German Romantic specialist, Marc Albrecht.

The staging enjoyed an unprecedented 20-minute ovation at its premiere. Bonus materials include a rare audio recording of the Interlude to Act III recorded in 1928, as well as a picture gallery of rare images provided by Korngold specialist Brendan G. Carroll.

Heliane SARA JAKUBIAK
The Stranger BRIAN JAGDE
The Ruler JOSEF WAGNER
The Messenger OKKA VON DER DAMERAU
The Gatekeeper DEREK WELTON
The Blind Sword Judge BURKHARD ULRICH

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
Conductor MARC ALBRECHT
Chorus Master JEREMY BINES
Stage Director CHRISTOF LOY

Video Director GÖTZ FILENIUS
Filmed on 30 March and 1 April 2018 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

[2.110584-85 / NBD0083V]
Total playing time: 167 min · Language: German · Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 1 DVD 5 and 1 DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C

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